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Film Production Updates:

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Marvin Arrington, Jr, an Atlanta based entertainment attorney and founder of SWATS (a global advertising, marketing, promotions agency) has agreed to come aboard as the documentarys legal counsel.  You can find our more about Mr. Arrington:

www.musicandfilmlaw.com

 

Professor Charles Jones, Chairman of Georgia State Universitys African-American Studies Department, has agreed to come aboard and assist with the project as the documentarys Associate Producer/Adviser.  You can find out more about Professor Jones at: 

http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwaad/faculty.htm

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Michael Livingston, agent of famed actor Mr. Ossie Davis, has agreed to help have Mr. Davis narrate the documentary.

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Along with the advisor assistance of Professor Jones of Georgia State University's African-American Studies Department, Professor Umoja has agreed to come aboard as the documentary's Associate Producer/Advisor.  Professor Umoja was a colleague of Imam Jamil and a consultant to Imam Jamil's legal defensive team during his 2002 murder trial.  You can find out more about Professor Umoja at: http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwaad/faculty.htm 

 

El-Hajj Salaakhan, a published author, civil rights activist, and founder of the Peace and Justice Foundation, has agreed to come aboard and contribute to the project with an interview.  You can find out more about Mr. Salaakhan at: http://www.peacethrujustice.com

 

Thursday, July 8, 2004

Mayor Johnny Jackson, mayor of White Hall, Alabama, has agreed to contribute to the project by doing an interview.  Mayor Jackson is the son of a civil rights worker that Imam Jamil Al-Amin labeled the "baddest man in Alabama" when his "Die Nigger Die" book was written.  Mayor Jackson also made Al-Amin an honorary policeman of the city of White Hall and gave Al-Amin the badge that he had when the Cobb County police officer pulled him over and acussed him of impersonating a police officer.

 

Omékongo Dibinga, a dynamic and explosive spoken word poet who is based out of Boston, MA, is the first artist to be chosen to appear on the soundatrack of the documentary.  His work can be viewed at:  www.omekongo.com

 

Thursday, July 29, 2004

The following artists has been confirmed to appear on the soundtrack compilation of "American As Cherry Pie: The Life of H. Rap Brown: Zion-I (www.zionicrew.com), Planet Asia (www.mcplanetasia.com), Mystic, Rakaa Iriscience of Hip Hop group Dilated Peoples (www.dilatedpeoples.com), The Primeridian (theprimeridian.com), and Omekongo Dibinga (www.omekongo.com)

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